Powered by xpats.com
Weather
6 °C

Not registered yet?

  • Daily & weekly newsletters
  • Buy & download The Bulletin
  • Comment our articles
Register now

You are here

Australian goodies from Oz

Question

I am based in Australia and was wondering if there are any Australians there missing Australian brands eg snacks, condiments and may be interested to buy them at Australian prices (rate) and shipped to you...I will buy them from Coles or Woolies and you buy them at that same price and pay for shipping +$10 for my service..
I am just exploring the idea and will appreciate your feedback . Thanks

Answer
anon Sep 26, 2017 13:15

"pay for shipping +$10 for my service"

Koe - I'm afraid that it probably isn't that simple. Imports of food and agricultural products into the EU are:
- typically subject to customs duties and quotas,
- packaging and labelling must meet EU regulations
- Food standards & health regulations differ between the two regions.

Answer
CC_R Sep 28, 2017 14:07

Koe as above customs here are pretty hot on opening up parcels and slapping on levies for import so imagine it would make it too expensive for most people or they will use known shipping companies who are set up to do the paperwork and know the rules. Sad to disappoint you.
My son for example had some stupid idea to buy his GF a cheaper piece of jewellery from somewhere else online he had used once before and this then was opened and the customs added a huge tax onto it and he couldn't send it back as website said local taxes up to him and so he could either lose the money or pay the tax and therefore hugely expensive gift.

Questions & Answers

Help and get help

brusselli

Do you know any vet that visits homes to take care of cats?

Paul C

Hi

Has anyone recently converted a non-EEA driving licence to a Belgian licence...

Borealis

I'm planning a trip to Japan and have heard how crazily expensive it is. So I...

Jobs

Events & Social

Upcoming

17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by BEPS International School
17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by Expat Club
17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by The Arts Society Brussels (...

Popular

17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by Expat Club
17 Jan
17.01.2018
Brussels
by The Arts Society Brussels (www.bridfas.org)
20 Jul
20.07.2018 to 22.07.2018
Blois
by Expat Club

Twitter